With a dog, a cat, and two kids, I’ve been through my share of rugs. Last year, after tossing my third (and not inexpensive) living room rug because of claw marks and wear and tear, I frustratingly Googled “rugs for high traffic areas” and discovered indoor/outdoor rugs.
When I started looking through the color and design options I realized I was missing out on a whole new world of choices and cost savings! These babies can stand up to anything and, better yet, all stains come off with a wet paper towel! I now am the proud owner of only indoor/outdoor rugs in my house.
Some day when the kids are grown and the animals are less crazy, I’ll go back to those fantastic plush rugs but for now, check out the great and CHEAP selections out there. Trust me, you’ll never go back.
If you are loving the zig zag (chevron) trend but don’t want to pay über amounts of money for the rug version, this indoor/outdoor rug from Brita Sweden will do the trick. They have four great colors to pick from! I have a similar version in my kids’ room and it’s super durable and easy to clean.
I’m loving this Darlarna Lina Navy Blue striped runner. This is perfect for kitchens, mud rooms or even the upstairs hallway.
If you’re an ultra chic kind of person, I’d grab one of the three color selections of this amazing rug from the Company Store.
I have a love/hate relationship with Horchow: I love love love their stuff but cannot in my mind justify spending all that money on a piece of furniture. I’ve come to find out they have indoor/outdoor rugs and are also running a sale where you can get 20% off and free shipping on their rugs. Check out this amazing Ikat indoor/outdoor rug!
If you’re wondering if you should take the plunge and buy an animal print rug, why not try this option from Wicker Central. Imagine this against all white walls and dark wood furniture. Amazing!
I’m thinking when I get my new home office set up, I want to get a chain link rug. You can find this rug at Ballard Designs.
All this rug shopping has gotten me in the mood for spring cleaning and sprucing. Have you used indoor/outdoor rugs in your home? We’d love to see photos of them. Happy Shopping!